County Championship Division Two Round-up: September 22

image-l8dmw3kxRoland-Jones in action (PC: Twitter)

The County Championship Division Two 2022 witnessed four matches being resumed on Thursday (22 September). Here's a report on the action that happened at Cardiff, Leicester, Worcester and Chester-Le-Street. 

Glamorgan vs Derbyshire

image-l8dmuxeqAjaz Patel (PC: Twitter)

Derbyshire started Day 3 on 135/5, with Harry Came and Anuj Dal as the overnight batters at Cardiff. The duo were clinical to steer the team at a brisk rate and add 85 runs, before Came (64) was dismissed by Timm van der Gugten. Soon, Dal made his way back to the hut just eight runs shy of his fifth First-Class century. 

Derbyshire was dismissed on 253, and Glamorgan enforced a follow-on. In response, the skipper Billy Godleman has been impressive to remain unbeaten on 40, with experienced Leus du Plooy (36*) to finish off the Day on 123/3. 

Brief scores:

Glamorgan (1st innings): 550/5

David Lloyd 313* (398), Billy Root 79 (147);
Anuj Dal 2/67, Luis Reece 1/89

Derbyshire (1st innings): 253/10

Anuj Dal 92 (212), Harry Came 64 (216);
Ajaz Patel 5/68, Timm van der Gugten 3/37

Derbyshire 2nd innings (Following on): 123/3

Billy Godleman 40* (65), Leus du Plooy 36* (60);
Timm van der Gugten 2/20

Day 3 - Derbyshire trail by 174 runs

Leicestershire vs Middlesex

Leicestershire added 21 runs in the first hour of play to be dismissed on 294, and trailed by three runs. Then,  Middlesex were rocked by multiple strikes by Callum Parkinson, which sent experienced Stephen Eskinazi and Pieter Malan back to the hut. 

However, the in-form Mark Stoneman (81) and talented Max Holden (91) stitched a 155-run stand, which helped Middlesex to finish on a total of 271, and set a target of 275 runs. 

In the final seven overs of Day's play, Toby Roland-Jones and Tim Murtagh reduced Leicestershire to a score of 13/4. 

Brief scores:

Middlesex (1st innings): 297/10

John Simpson 92 (177), Stephen Eskinazi 64 (143);
Michael Finan 5/58, Callum Parkinson 2/37

Leicestershire (1st innings): 294/10 

Harry Swindells 67 (180), Tom Scriven 65 (120);
Toby Roland-Jones 4/70, Luke Hollman 2/32

Middlesex (2nd innings): 271/10

Max Holden 91 (112), Mark Stoneman 81 (143);
Callum Parkinson 4/69, Rehan Ahmed 3/50

Leicestershire (2nd innings)- 13/4

Sol Budinger 5 (4), Louis Kimber 4 (9);
Toby Roland-Jones 3/6, Tim Murtagh 1/7

Day 3 - Leicestershire need 262 runs

Worcestershire vs Nottinghamshire

Notts started the Day on 129/6, while trailing by an innings and 133 runs. Soon, the keeper-batter Tom Moores (22) was dismissed by Dillon Pennington. 

Afterwards, Brett Hutton (20*) and Jake Ball (20) were the notable contributors as they were bundled out for 183. Ben Gibbon and Matthew Waite picked three wickets each to help Worcs win the game in a dominating fashion. 

Brief scores:

Worcestershire (1st innings): 390/10

Gareth Roderick 102 (208), Brett D'Oliveira 85 (221);
Jake Ball 3/60, Brett Hutton 3/86

Nottinghamshire (1st innings): 128/10

Haseeb Hameed 37 (92), Liam Patterson-White 32 (23);
Ed Barnard 4/26, Dillon Pennington 4/31

Nottinghamshire 2nd innings (Following on) : 183/10 

Haseeb Hameed 58 (102), Tom Moores 22 (53);
Matthew Waite 3/34, Ben Gibbon 3/44

Result: Worcestershire won by an innings and 79 runs

Durham vs Sussex

Starting the day on 6/3, Sussex lost the wicket of Danial Ibrahim (0) courtesy of Ben Raine. Before the weather interruption, Sussex were at 9/4, Tom Haines (3*) and James Coles (2*) at the crease. 

The incessant rain didn't allow the players to step on the field for the remaining part of the Day 3.  

Brief scores:

Sussex (1st innings): 162/10

Ali Orr 36 (82), Faheem Ashraf 33 (52);
Paul Coughlin 3/33, Matthew Potts 3/53

Durham (1st innings): 459/7d 

Michael Jones 96 (193), Nic Maddinson 90 (100);
James Coles 3/91, Danial Ibrahim 1/56

Sussex (1st innings): 9/4 

Ali Orr 4 (4), Tom Haines 2* (9);
Ben Raine 3/4

Day 3 - Sussex trail by 288 runs

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